ERIC Number: ED271984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Tools of the Trade: Video and Languages for Business and the Professions.
Lindenau, Suzanne E.
Student production of videotape recordings for teaching commercial foreign language is a means of engaging students in the learning process, providing ample opportunity for active use of the commercial target language (CTL) in a wide range of contexts, promoting the integration of cultural understanding in CTL communicative behaviors, and improving the objectivity and emphasis of evaluation. Videotape technology is generally accessible, user-friendly, and familiar in higher education, and although equipment may be costly, it is also cost-effective. The classroom must often be restructured for student video production, and faculty and administrative resistance to removing the spotlight from teacher-centered instruction may need to be overcome. Curriculum planning for CTL student-developed video instruction involves designing general and specific learning objectives, outlining teaching strategies, selecting student activities from a variety of options that emphasize target language communication, and defining the teacher's role. Teacher evaluation of the video production process and product leads to reshooting and re-evaluation by the teacher and students for evidence of improvement. Experimental use of this technique can lead to rich learning experiences. (MSE)
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Equipment Evaluation, Higher Education, Languages for Special Purposes, Professional Training, Second Language Instruction, Student Developed Materials, Student Evaluation, Student Motivation, Teacher Role, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Proceedings of the Eastern Michigan University Conference on Languages for Business and the Professions (4th, Dearborn, MI, May 2-4, 1985); see FL 015 835.